45 Stories of Inspiration: Becky MacDonald

Becky MacDonald, Senior Program Director, has made her mark at NECC. Her ideas become curriculum, a graduate level course, or a book. She has multiple publications and her research turned into a daily practice through her development of the ACE curriculum. Becky also began the Infant Sibling Project, a research study to identify early signs of autism in infant siblings of children with autism and to develop interventional treatments. In their current treatment work, Becky and her staff have seen increases in performance on targeted skills once therapy is initiated. Becky has made a strong and lasting impact on the education of people with autism in various areas. Perhaps her most influential work has been her outcome data supporting the importance of early intervention and treatment. We are grateful for her determination to continue enhancing the lives of children with autism.